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Spindrift Inn
Ranked #2 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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2 reviews
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“Fabulous hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed at the spindrift for one night during our road trip on route 1. The hotel was lovely and the staff went out of their way from the minute we arrived to make our stay perfect. The room was elegant and homely and the sea view made it even more special, the hotel is literally on the beach so we woke up to see the sea lions playing in the sea outside our room. The reception staff recommended a wonderful restaurant and made the booking on our behalf ensuring that we had one if the best tables in the restaurant. They honestly couldn't have done any more for us. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. Will definitely go back one day.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for your delightful review. We are so glad to hear that you were able to enjoy the scenic views of the Pacific Coast Highway and also the spectacular views from our property of the bay. What a breathtaking trip you planned. We want to thank you for recognizing our staff; we believe they are what sets our property apart and we were very pleased to hear that they were able to assist with arranging restaurant reservations. We all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for an extended stay.

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

everything about this hotel is grand. the hotel, the staff, the view, the fireplace, the breakfast.
they offer wine and cheese, crackers etc. in the afternoon and it was nice. but every day of
our 5 days there the offerings were exactly the same. it would be nice to mix it up a bit.

Room Tip: room 204 was perfect
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

I've stayed in a lot of really nice hotels across the country and this was my best experience at a hotel ever! The cleanliness of the room and excellence of the service was outstanding! The beauty and comfort of the room was amazing! I wish I could take this hotel with me to every city I visit.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
We are very honored that you would consider your stay at the Spindrift Inn to be one of the best experiences you have encountered while traveling the globe. Our staff is a large part of what makes our property so successful and it is because of their world class service that our guests continue to return. Though we can’t be in every city you visit, we will always be ready to welcome you back during your Monterey travels.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stayed for a few nights in October. Fun watching the sea life right from your bedroom window. Wonderful fireplaces and very, very comfy beds that make it incredibly hard to leave. Pretty spot right on the row with lots of restaurants in walking distance. The bit of rain made this place even more beautiful and cosy. Wonderful breakfast service delivered to your room each morning. And very friendly, accommodating staff. In fact, we arrived after the happy hour in the evening and they made arrangements to deliver wine/cheese to our room as we were getting settled in. Lovely spot!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

We booked a couple of nights in this hotel as a short break from Los Angeles, wanting to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and go whale watching. It certainly lived up to expectation, located right on the ocean side of Cannery Row. We didn't bother with an ocean view room, expecting most of our time at the hotel to be in the hours of darkness, but the Row side room was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the log fire in the room, with gas ignition to keep life simple, but ended up having to open the windows wide to cool the room down to a more comfortable sleeping temperature. The bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom facilities excellent.

There is no car parking, so it's either necessary to use the valet parking or go to a car park a couple of blocks away. Other than that, this is a fabulous little hotel: the only reason I am not giving it a 5-star rating is that it is expensive, especially considering that it really only provides bed and breakfast (plus evening cheese and wine).

Room Tip: Cannery Row side rooms are still quiet at night because everyone goes to bed.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
We are very appreciative of your guest feedback. The Spindrift Inn is truly an oasis for those looking to getaway. We are delighted to hear that your stay was lovely and that you found your room accommodations to be excellent. In regards to price, we always strive to offer our guests value during their stay with us. As a smaller boutique hotel we try to provide additional value by investing in amenities such as silver tray breakfast delivery, complimentary wine and cheese receptions, wood burning fireplaces, and turndown services in a uniquely designed room with hardwood floors and custom designed fabrics and furniture. Due to our size we have the luxury of offering a more personalized guest experience and hope to provide those looking for an intimate location an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Thank you again for your feedback, as guest’s comments and feedback are vital to our continued improvement.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

We spent 2 nights here in early July. We usually stay in 4-5 star hotels when we travel. We booked an ocean view king room and it was spectacular. We had a large picture window (that opened) and the ocean was our front room. From the lovely seating in front of the window, we watched sea otters, dolphins and seals frolic in the waves outside our window. The room was very lovely, very clean and well appointed, and had a working fireplace and morning breakfast delivered to your bedside. The staff were very helpful and unobtrusive. The hotel is quite small - there is no restaurant onsite, nor any fitness facilities. if you are looking for a big hotel with lots of facilities, the Spindrift is not for you. However, if you are looking for charm and beautiful views, together with a fantastic location, then this is it. Walking distance to most of the sites and a Starbucks. While in Monterey, we enjoyed early morning walks on the recreation trail (and saw lots of ocean wildlife), a great day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Room Tip: If you can manage it, an ocean view is really the way to go here, as there are little if no other pl...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Ft Washington, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

After "roughing it" in an old and tired rental house in Yosemite for four nights, I was looking forward to a little pampering once we arrived in Monterey. The lobby was smaller than I had anticipated and also looked a bit tired. I was wondering whether I should've booked the Monterey Inn when we walked into our ocean view king room. I was sold. Talk about romantic. We had booked a less expensive Cannery Row view room for our three young teens, and my son balked when he saw the pink canopy bed, but his sisters were as pleased as I was. That room was probably too small for the three of them, especially once the aerobed was brought in, but never mind them. I LOVED our room. With the kids in a separate room, it really was the perfect romantic inn -- a dreamily plush and comfortable king size canopy bed, a real fire place with plenty of wood, which we used each evening, comfortable arm chairs by the fire, and my favorite, a huge, comfy window seat with a view of the Pacific and windows that actually opened to let in the sea breeze.

Location right on Cannery Row is very convenient, the included continental breakfast is a great deal, and service was very good. Oh and the complimentary wine and cheese hour is nice too. If I lived on the West Coast, I would spend romantic weekend getaways at the Spindrift Inn.

Room Tip: DEFINITELY get ocean view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your exemplary review. We are all pleased to find out that our rooms lived up to your expectations and that your family enjoyed a little pampering after roughing it. As you mentioned, our rooms offer a unique experience; which we were happy that the ladies in the family appreciated. Our company, the Inns of Monterey, does offer Monterey traveler’s four distinct properties to fit all of our guests needs. One of those being the Monterey Bay Inn, however, we are thrilled that you found the experience at the Spindrift Inn to be just what your family needed. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome your family back to one of our properties during your next family vacation.

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Property: Spindrift Inn
Address: 652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1021
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#2 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#3 Family Hotel in Monterey
#9 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spindrift Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Cannery Row, directly on the beach, Spindrift Inn offers an atmosphere of romance, elegance and gracious hospitality. The Inn's distinctive two-story lobby, with its hand-tiled floors, Oriental carpets, charming antiques, original art, and wood-burning fireplace, invites quiet conversation or private reflection. The 45 comfortable, luxurious rooms-half with breathtaking ocean views-are uniquely decorated and include wood-burning fireplaces, down comforters, feather beds, honor bars, TVs, CD & DVD players, wireless internet connection, marble baths and window seats or private balconies. Complimentary silver-tray continental breakfast is served in-room, & an afternoon wine and cheese reception is held daily. Valet parking is available. ... more   less 
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